Little Black Combs: School Picture Day for Generation-X
School pictures are a portal to a special place in time.
For Gen X-ers, they transport us to the magic of childhood before we were labeled as “slackers” and “cynics.” These portraits reflect the spirit of my friends and capture shared memories that span our years of innocence when we made our own fun, enjoying analog freedoms of a laissez-faire childhood.
This series is an invitation to reconnect to simpler times when we found community in toys, games, books, music, sports, fashion—even politics.
28 paintings. Pencil and acrylic on wood. 10”x 10”. Originals available unless otherwise noted. Signed prints available of all.
Portals & Protection
Nature speaks. Are you listening?
This series presents portals to enlightenment while offering protection to ensure safety along the journey.
38 paintings. Acrylic on canvas. Various sizes. Originals still available unless otherwise noted. Signed prints available of all.
Delight in a world of your own making.
Own your power. Roar when you want to roar. Shine when you want to shine.
Panda - SOLD
Find your sacred space and nurture yourself.
Deer - SOLD
Sensitivity to your surroundings is a gift worth honoring.
Let intuition lead you on a magical adventure.
Trust your instincts on the right path toward love and abundance.
Reindeer - SOLD
Roam the land. Discover its gifts.
Hippo - SOLD
Creativity bubbles below the surface. Submerge for inspiration.
Be bold. Be brave. Be you!
Dream your dream and magic will follow.
Welcome new friends and fun into your life.
Start fresh. Take the leap!
Magical intuition unlocks creativity and illuminates the way forward.
Relax… float your way to silly fun.
Raven - SOLD
You are where you are meant to be. Everything falls into place.
Sloth - SOLD
Find the magic in being upside down.
Be fearless. Face adversity. Seek enlightenment.
Poison Dart Frog
Own your creative power. Metamorphosis and magic await!
Squirrel - SOLD
Lighten up! Contemplate the minutes to happy hour.
Rooster - SOLD
Opportunity for a fresh start. A new day dawns!
Cougar & Deer
Balance assertiveness and gentleness to find a powerful groove.
Renew your passion for life. Roaring helps!
Beaver - SOLD
You can make your dreams come true. Start today!
Rhino & Oxpecker
Let inner wisdom guide you to symbiotic goodness.
Focus thoughts, feelings and actions to weave a magical web.
Brown Bear - SOLD
Make time to play. You’re never too old for silly fun!
Appreciate what is and the contentment it offers. All in due time.
Curiosity is the perfect anecdote to boredom.
Long-tailed Sylph - SOLD
May color surround you like a rainbow magic show.
Far-sightedness is your gift on the path to far-out fun!
Wonder and curiosity abound. What magic awaits you today?
The world needs your color. Shine bright!
Lighten up! Let magic transform your world.
Baboon - SOLD
Surround yourself with family. Love is love.
Be kind to those in need and grateful for the opportunity.
Live a beautiful life of peace and purpose.
Find your happy place and call it home.
Tufted Titmouse - SOLD
Observe & meditate. Truth will be revealed.
The Yacht Rock Collection is my tribute to the soft rock magic that filled the airwaves in the '70s and '80s. Smooth songs, happy vibes.
Colored pencil on paper. Signed prints available in the online shop.
All Night Long
Baby Come Back
Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
Give Me the Night
He's So Shy
Hot Child in the City
I Just Want to Stop
I Keep Forgetting
Kiss On My List
Minute By Minute
Never Be the Same
Out Of Touch
Sister Golden Hair
What a Fool Believes
Birdmagic is my exploration of the spiritual significance of birds and a creative meditation on the inter-connectedness of all life.
100 paintings. Acrylic on canvas. 5" x 5". Originals available unless otherwise noted. Signed prints available of all.
Full set of 100 birds
Africa Jacana - SOLD
Walk on water. Make the impossible possible.
Change is constant, as is opportunity.
African Grey Parrot - SOLD
Connect with others, triumph over feelings of isolation.
Broad-billed Hummingbird - SOLD
Make the effort, go the distance. A colorful life awaits!
Ride a wave of high energy. Delight! Celebrate happy!
Great Kiskadee - SOLD
Be bold & you shall prevail over the fiercest of competitors.
Kookaburra - SOLD
Laughter is a form of healing. Get your giggle on!
The unconscious is the source of creativity & solutions. Let it speak.
Opportunities for growth are imminent. Be open. Step up.
Puffin - SOLD
Partnerships are unique. Trust that you will find one that fits.
Dance on the threshold of the familiar and the divine.
Family can be whomever you chose. Cherish the one that's right for you.
Be open to messages that reveal a bigger picture & higher purpose.
Tune in to your emotions. Unpack complexities to better understand.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - SOLD
Fancy is as fancy does. Dress to impress!
Starling - SOLD
Reminder to assert your awesomeness. Bullies, back off!
Great Blue Heron - SOLD
Aim for goals with precision. Realize your dreams!
Honesty & simplicity light the way.
Vermilion Flycatcher - SOLD
Adapt to changing circumstances. You have a choice.
Brighten your world! Sing your own song! Be who you be!
Resourcefulness & adaptability unfolds. Develop your innate talent.
Create a community of love & respect. Lift up those in need.
Your ancestors are on your side. Invite their spirits to your party!
This pack of silly savages escaped from my book of poetry, Monster Haiku, which reveals the unexpectedly quirky and kooky sides of everyday monster life. Read it at your own risk.
Ghostest with the Mostest
Smarty Pants Troll
Imaginary Friends & Acquaintances
My imaginary friends and acquaintances seem to pop up when life gets bumpy, offering a little lift or silly distraction to ponder.
Trends in slightly depressive hipster leprechaun fashions: drunken mix-n-match perfect for hunting that pot o' gold. Dark, yet colorful, irony.
Fancytime Business Robot
When business is important- - really important-- robots get fancy. Bow tie and handkerchief fancy. But even Fancytime Business Robots sometimes want to poke their eye out.
Devira McCloud is a rarely seen, near-sighted dinobird. Her fantastical innards are composed of magicalpolkadots that empower her to float on air -- even in the chill of winter.
Giorgio is not your typical slug. Suave and sophisticated, he lives a leisurely life of seclusion along the Italian seaside. His penchant for dark, luxurious and moist retreat adds to his mystique; the loveliest of lady slugs are left completely spellbound.
In the whispering wilds of the night wood Big Dipper counts his lucky stars.
Little Rascal practices his Tuesday tiptoe.
Fluffy McMarshmallow ponders her inner world of lalaladaydreamyfloatyfluff. Do you dare to join the fun?
Mr. Roboto is late for a veryimportantbusinessmeeting. Something about getting caught on a burning platform... Excuses, excuses.
Sweet Delilah flits and floats while spreading cheer and fun. Do her wrong and have no doubt, Delilah's sting shall linger long.
Magnificent Mile Style
Sub-zero, big city style. The future is unbearably bright when you live in a fabulous bubble in the sky.
Some People Call Me Maurice
Maurice enjoys himself during a veryimportantconferencecall. When he is not dancing on conference calls, Maurice's name is Constantine.
Ms Fashion Fluff
Ms. Fashion Fluff steps out for a stroll on a late winter's day. Frisky yet fierce, she dons a warmerthanwarm chapeau with twist of new wave Seussishness. With all due respect, the Cat in the Hat's got nothing on her.
The last of a long line of tiny Panamanian tailors, Oswaldo came to America with nothing more than a piece of chalk and a pocket full of straight pins. It was kismet that he should become the butler for the one and only Busy Single Lady (BSL). Polite and proper, Oswaldo takes care of business 24/7. Zipping to and fro, he fights fashion emergencies and fries up tasty treats. BSL is indeed perfectly pleased.
The Fuzz is here to lend a hand (or eyebrow) to make your day a little better. He always shows up just in time in a swirl of lovely polkadots.
Devil in the Details
When it feels like the week from hell, one wonders HOW and WHY it can be so hard. After many studies leveraging the most rigorous of scientific methodologies, it turns out that the devil really is in the details. And he is dancing a jig.
Occupant of Interplanetary Craft Returns Call to Karen Carpenter
Sorry for the delay, Karen. I have been kinda busy observing your earth since 1976. Just wanted to say that I love your sound and your message. Your fashion sense is so very intercosmicfabulous. You and your brother can rock the satin jumpsuits like no other humans (or any other life form for that matter). That's actually what I wanted to talk to you about. I'm starting a new line of intergalactic fashions. We should talk. I'll have my people get with your people and we'll make it work, baby.
Stan, the Reluctant Hipster Troll
Stan grew a goatee to cover up the recurring acne on his chin. While it served its intended purpose, it poses a new dilemma: Stan is now considered a hipster in the local troll community. His resulting depression has caused him to literally turn blue, further feeding the hipster rumors. His girlfriend thinks he should roll with it and invest in some mismatched plaid and patterned threads from the local resale shop - - or at least raid his grandfather's closet when he's out playing poker with his buddies some Saturday night. Stan worries his sensitive skin may not respond well to the transition to tight fitting finery and remains uncertain of his next move.
After an extraordinarily long winter, Homer experiences the unexpected side effects of overindulging in Easter eggs.
Parading about, the squirrels undermine your efforts to get through the work day. Chase them left, chase them right. Up on the top shelf. Now under the desk. They chitter. They chatter. They reproduce. Their destiny is your doom. And your work is never done.
Graffiti Mouse (GM) is the cosmic opposite of the Common Office Squirrel (COS). On the street. Making his mark. Getting it done. No time for nonsense. No parade of fools.
Love bug is made of all the good and happy and fun of the universe. She frequents picnics and French cafes spreading her magic to those who are receptive. Surprisingly, there are grumps who do not appreciate her fabulousness. She shares her love nonetheless and bids them good day.
Honest Abe Goes Hipster-Cowboy
There's a presidential ghost farm where the souls of once great leaders lurk in the mystic limbo of a simpler existence. Here you may find Honest Abe channeling his ennui toward the inconsequential obsessions of modern youth. Today his soul explores the hipster cowboy scene, which is decidedly less complicated than a fragile nation on the edge of rebellion.
Skater Bug 's on a mission to spread the happyhappyjoy. She scored some olde tyme rollerskates. Keep an eye (or ear) out for signs of her in action: that unexpected trail of happytimerainbowglitter or Olivia Newton John's Xanadu on the radio off in the distance. She's on her way to cast a magic spell of love like only she can do.
When the work gets rough, robots head for the hills. In corporatecubeland "the hills" are actually elevators (robot logic: hills go up and down -- kinda -- and so do elevators). In an effort to avoid responsibility of any kind, they hop on the nearest elevator and ride until the 5 o'clock whistle blows. Some stick their robot fingers in their robot ears, because apparently (if you're a robot) it takes the edge off.
Uta with fancytime helmet hair
Uta resides in Basel with her fancytimehelmethair and a nervous nelly pooch named Fabienne. She spends her time meticulously making schokoladenpretzel for her itty bitty bowwow. To sat focused, she takes a 3 minute break on the hour (like clockwork) to spray her do (just so) and smoke a magic cigarette.
Fabienne is from a strange lineage of dog closely related to the alpine marmot. She lives a life of doggy luxury: a magnificient diamond-studded food bowl that is constantly replenished with the schokoladenpretzel handmade by Uta with the fancytimehelmethair. Occasionally, the two step out together (although Fabienne limits the *actual* number of steps to ten- - then it's back into Uta's golden puppy pouch/purse).
Tiny Tito Sugarman
Tiny Tito Sugarman lives in a grey world. He gets teased at the bus stop because the other kids are grey and grey is the only color they know. They think it's weird that he is so colorful and rainbowtime. Tiny doesn't let it get him down. Somehow he just knows that rainbowtime is better and it doesn't matter what those grey kids think.
Sunday Night Liberty
After a Saturday night fever, Liberty is back at work keeping dreams alive for the huddled masses.
Wonder Woman rocks the foundations of the corporate scene: deflecting mumbojumbospeak with her magic bracelets, taking out would-be tough guys with her sparkletime boomerang headband. She finds this strategy to be very effective in limiting the number of meetings she must attend.
Valentine is a tiny tot made of magicsparkles and pleasingpolkadots. She's there when you need a pick-me-up or just a little squeak of joy.
Lady of Luxury
Lady of Luxury wraps herself in fancy finery - - usually the pink and fluffy kind but sometimes the silky black sparkle kind. She lunches with other heiresses and they often compare notes on recent trips to far off lands in enormous vessels decorated in velvet pillows and detailed exotica. For sport they may engage in a momentary (yet highly competitive) match of verbal pingpong, exchanging practical tips on effective ways to help the ill-fated unfortunates.
Ramone - the alternative bluebird
It's hard to stand out when you're a bluebird making it difficult to impress the ladybirds. Building a fancy nest and serenading a love interest are par for the course. If you want to get the girl, you gotta look the part.
Close your eyes and melt away to the land of fluffy clouds and happy wind. As you drift through the foggy breeze, you are greeted by the pleasant purple elephant whose magical eyelashes bat brightly to the beat of your heart. She blinks you sweet wishes that last a lifetime, sending you all the love you need to be who you are. The wind picks up and you are on your way.
Lurking in the bubbly mire of mud mop peppermint, the Swamp Monster felt a growing unease as the night sky quietly foreshadowed an unsettling future past. She sensed that some ambiguous evil, which haunted her from a tender time of need, was preparing to return.